The pressure on medical providers to reduce costs and improve quality continues to grow. AHP was created in answer to those pressures, and to address serious issues in our health care system:
- Skyrocketing medical costs and insurance premiums
- Clinical protocols that are driven by priorities other than evidence and outcomes
- Lack of collaboration between primary care physicians, specialists, and hospitals
- Lack of accountability for quality of care and results
How does AHP help me succeed in the value-based reimbursement model?
- We create stronger relationships within the network that facilitate better communication and coordinated care
- We define procedures and processes for care that are evidence-based and informed by best practices
- We provide you with sophisticated data tools that help you stay on top of your patients’ health needs
- We promote accountability for quality patient care by rewarding you for preventive efforts that keep your patients healthy
- We offer independent care managers to coordinate your patients’ care and help you achieve the best possible outcomes
How does it work?
- AHP isn’t an insurance company or health care plan. It’s an alliance of medical providers who are dedicated to achieving the triple aim of better patient outcomes, lower costs, and enhanced patient experiences.
- As part of a value-based contract, you’ll receive incentives for meeting specific goals around the quality of your services and the level of your patients’ satisfaction
- AHP has contracts with large area employers that incentivize their employees to keep care in AHP. Joining AHP helps you retain or attract these patient populations.
What are the results?
Since our inception, our providers’ high-quality clinical care has consistently resulted in improved outcomes for patients, as measured by a number of key indicators:
- The rate of colorectal cancer screening across AHP patients improved from 66% in 2012 to 74.5% in 2015.
- The number of AHP patients better controlling their hypertension increased: while 60% of hypertensive patients’ blood pressure was within acceptable limits in 2012, that number rose to 78% in 2015.
Over two years of participation, AHP has earned significant gainsharing under all payer contracts and paid out more than $12 million to primary care physicians, specialists, and hospitals